BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU coach Ed Orgeron said what every fan is thinking on his radio show Wednesday night.
On a mostly uneventful night, Orgeron described the LSU-Alabama contest next weekend as a “must-win” game. But not for his players. For him as a coach.
“When you come to LSU, Alabama is the game,” Orgeron said. “It’s a must-win game. I look at it as a must-win game as a coach.”
Orgeron went on to say that he doesn’t talk to his players like that. He prefers to preach “one game at a time” when he addresses the team. He doesn’t want his players to focus too hard on this one game.
But it’s understandable why Orgeron would think Alabama is a must-win game for him as a coach. In his introductory news conference last November he brought up the Crimson Tide. LSU has lost six games in a row to Alabama dating back to the 2012 Sugar Bowl when the Tide bested the Tigers to win the BCS Championship.
LSU and Alabama kick off at 7 p.m. CT (8 p.m. ET) on Nov. 4. The game will be broadcast on CBS with Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson on the call.